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appreciate

verb [I]
 
 
/əˈpriːʃieɪt/ FINANCE
to increase in value: His property has appreciated as much as 40% in two years.appreciate considerably/dramatically/significantly We like our investment, which has appreciated significantly in value.appreciate against sth The pound has appreciated against the euro.
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